Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Reader proposes reconfiguration of Beacon and Charles streets Dear Editor The photo “Charles Street Inbound” shows that Charles Street is now configured as a three-lane inbound highway coming in from Storrow Drive. Local traffic might be better served if Charles Street was configured with two lanes of traffic with one lane reserved for a...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Opposes Variance Request for 87 West Cedar Street

June 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Despite support for the variance from numerous neighbors, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted on Wednesday to oppose temporary zoning relief requested for an occupancy change at 87 West Cedar St. Lauren Scott, a mental health counselor, and her husband Nathan Scott, a massage therapist, have used...

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Fetch those Photos:Esplanade Association Kicks Off ‘Dog Days Of Summer in the Park’ Photo Contest

June 17, 2016
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The Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, has announced its “Dog Days of Summer on the Esplanade” social media photo contest. Starting June 10 and ending Aug. 19, the Esplanade Association will be celebrating the canine companions in local Bostonian’s lives.  For this contest, the Esplanade Association is looking for photos...

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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It...

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Positive Response from Charlesgate Neighbors for Fence Removal

June 17, 2016
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By Margaret Pokorny The Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are reaching out to their members to learn if the removal of the fence on the Charlesgate block is supported by the neighborhood. So far the answer is overwhelmingly yes! Margaret Pokorny, chairman of the Commonwealth...

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Shakespeare Exhibit This Fall Will Feature All BPL’s Collection for the First Time

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ actually didn’t even exist in the first version of the play, which was much different than what modern readers of the Bard might know. It’s a fact that’s verifiable through materials at the Boston Public Library (BPL), but very few are...

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Fresh and Local:Add Creme Fraîche to Your Party

June 17, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino Crème fraîche is one more old thing that is becoming new again as home cooks add this versatile ingredient to their pantry. It has been one of my favorite go-tos for adding richness, moisture, and creaminess to dishes for years. I often use it where someone else would use mayonnaise. I...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Scheduled To Re-Open on Friday,June 24

June 17, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 24.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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More than 300 Runners Take Part In 5K Benefit Esplanade Sunset Run

June 17, 2016
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On Thursday evening, June 2, close to 300 runners participated in the inaugural Esplanade 5K Sunset Run along the Charles River Esplanade. Presented by the Esplanade Association, this evening race brought together runners from throughout the community, with many bringing along their dogs to run the beautiful course with them. The top winners, both...

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171-172 Tremont St Building Plan Lowered to 235 Feet

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The developers of the building being proposed at 171-172 Tremont St. said they have dramatically reduced the height of the building by 100 feet since first pitching the development close to two years ago. In December 2014, TD Street LLC and Center Court Partners LLC teamed up with Maurice Dabbah of...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2016

June 17, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/05/16 – A victim reported he parked his Volkswagen Jetta on Phillips Street at around 4 p.m. on June 4. When returned to the vehicle at approximately 2:19 p.m. the following day, the driver’s

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Thank You for Making Boston Shines a Success

June 17, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why Boston’s community came together in April to clean the streets of Boston through the City’s Boston...

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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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Open letter to  Mayor Martin J. Walsh Dear Editor: Hope you are well.  As I am sure you know, our neighborhood’s passionate efforts over the past years to have meaningful input into responsible and needed development in our West End has not resulted in a positive outcome with the Equity Garden Garage project. In...

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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

June 10, 2016
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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

The last week was a busy time on the Beacon Hill Social calendar as several events kept many residents in a party setting.In the top photo,visitiors look at one of the stalls at the annual Beacon Hill Art Walk that was held Sunday on the north slope.

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FOPG Opposes 355-Foot Tremont Street Building

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds With the developers of a 355 foot building on Tremont Street near the Public Garden and Boston Common slated to be voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Friends of the Public Garden sprung into action to oppose the project and last week asked residents to write letters of...

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Downtown View:The Question of Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses?Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered malls and downtown Boston streets though the growing number of mattress-specialty stores, become a topic of concern in newspaper and magazine articles, been featured in...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet on June 8

June 10, 2016
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street.  All meetings are open to the public.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend.  If you are unable to attend but would...

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Rep Livingstone Backs Transgender Bill

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Massachusetts House overwhelmingly passed the controversial landmark legislation regarding public accommodations for transgender people. While many in opposition stood in the halls of the State House and chanted “no, no, no” with some saying the bill sacrifices the comfort of many for the comfort of few, there was...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Dedicates ‘Menino Chair’

June 10, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill Nursery School  (BHNS) held the official dedication for its “Menino chair” on Wednesday in memory of the former Boston mayor. Carved from a tree trunk, the 40-inch wide wooden chair is among the elements of the nursery school’s front playground. It honors Thomas M. Menino, who visited the school...

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Alexander Rhalimi Announces for Sheriff’s Post

June 10, 2016
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The Secretary of State Elections Division confirmed that Alexander Rhalimi, who is challenging Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, will have his name on the September Democratic Primary ballot. Rhalimi was one of the first September candidates, for any office, to qualify for the Primary. “I’m pleased to have completed this first step,” said Rhalimi....

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Anderson Park Apartments to See Renovations and Extension of Affordability Pact for 20 Years

June 10, 2016
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Residents living at the 64-unit Anderson Park Apartments in Beacon Hill will see extensive property renovations and the extension of affordability for at least 20 years as a result of $24.4 million in MassHousing financing.  The Abrams Development Company has extended the federal Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contract on all 64 units for...

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Police Body Camera Trial Period Could Answer All the Questions

June 10, 2016
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Although he is not sold on the idea, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced plans for a trial program that will test body cameras on about 100 officers this summer using volunteer officers that choose to take part in the program. While proponents feel the plan should be implemented permanently, opponents do not feel...

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Honoring

Honoring

Justin De Jesus of the Lynn City Wide Band played “Taps” at the conclusion of the service in front of an American Flag composed of the names of all the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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